Skilled Workforce Top Priority for Warehouses & DC’s

by Kevin O'Neill

The importance of e-commerce, nearshoring and customer proximity are driving industrial warehousing site selection. The need for rapid customer response is resulting in a close analysis of warehouse and DC site location.

The site selection process focuses on several criteria including:

  • Affordable high quality labor
  • Proximity to key roadway and other transportation systems
  • Cost of business
  • Business-friendly environment
  • Options for expanding

Today, a top priority is finding a skilled workforce that is ready to manage digital operations. Companies are focused on finding employees with the appropriate skills. Truck drivers and forklift operators are among the top positions that need to be filled.

Click to find out why Kansas City, Columbus and Chattanooga are considered top DC locations, according to Modern Materials Handling.

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Learn more about mezzanines, work platforms and other steel structures, and about trends in the material handling and industrial processing markets from our blog posts by Steele Solutions President Kevin O’Neill. Check out the blog archives for helpful advice on structure selection, siting and applications.

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